Course detail

(Ordered Sets and Lattices

FSI-9UMSAcad. year: 2016/2017Summer semesterNot applicable.. year of study1  credit

Students will get acquainted with basic concepts and results of the theory of ordered sets and lattices used in many branches of mathematics and in other disciplines, e.g., in informatics.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

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Recommended optional programme components

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Recommended or required reading

Steve Roman, Lattices and ordered sets, Springer, New York 2008. (EN)
Jan Kopka, Svazy a Booleovy algebry, Univerzita J.E. Purkyně v Ústaí nad Labem, 1991 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

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Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

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Type of course unit



20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Basic concepts of the theory of ordered sets
2. Axiom of Choice and equivalent theorems
3. Duality and monotonne maps
4. Down-sets and up-sets, ascending and descending chain conditions
5. Well ordered sets and ordinal numbers
6. Cardinal numbers, cardinal and ordinal arithmetic
7. Closure operators on ordered sets
8. Ideals and filters
9. Modular and distributive lattices
10. Boolean lattices